Linda from Chicago, IL

I need bus fare & winter clothes to finish school & continue moving my family forward

I'm a single mom in school for IT. I need a bus pass & winter clothes to get to class & finish my training. Once I finish, I can't wait to get to work


I am a single mom going to school to get my Comp TIA A+ certification to get a job in the IT field. I have a seventeen-year-old daughter who is also in school and I've been homeless for the last two years.

My goals are to finish the IT program and get a steady job, so that I can maintain stable housing. I want to keep my daughter and me on our feet.

I need a bus pass to get to class, as well as a winter coat, gloves, and boots to keep me warm on my commute. There are four weeks left in class and I'm running out of savings. I won't be able to finish the class if I can't make it in! After completing the class, I need to take the qualifying exam, which costs another $200, another expense that I can't afford.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be warm, I will have transportation to get to class, and I won't have to worry about how to get back and forth from where I'm staying. Once I finish the class and ace the test, I can't wait to get to work!

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

Linda has been working with Center for Changing Lives for 3 years off and on. Most recently, she joined our IT Bridge program in hopes of advancing her career and overcoming homelessness. Linda has been working hard on improving her credit and finding housing, as well as regularly meeting with her employment coaches to find a stable job. Linda is smart, friendly, and very dedicated to her goals. With your help, she can finish the IT class and find a job that's worthy of her.

About Kayla

I am a Housing and Financial Coach with Center for Changing Lives. I partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor… Read more